[Advaita-l] BrahmaGYAna and jIvanmukti - 1 (An Outline)

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 10 17:59:46 CST 2006

--- bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com wrote:

> I received an email pointing out that refences to the JMV text
> needs
> to be added to support my statements. Rest assured that plenty of
> references will be provided in the subsequent postings. They were
> omitted from the first posting only because it was meant to serve
> as
> an outline for the forthcoming discussions.
> Thanks,
> Kartik
> praNAms Sri Kartik prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Apart from quoting JMV original text, could it be possible for you
> to
> parallely provide appropriate shankara bhAshya vAkya also in
> support of
> the purports of JMV prabhuji??  That would be of immense help for
> those who
> want to stick to shankara's prasthAna trayi bhAshya for advaita
> siddhAnta....Hope I am not asking for too much.

I had already quoted Sankara's Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Bhashya a
couple of times before. Here it is again:

yady apy evaM SarIrAbdhakasya karmaNo niyata-phalatvAt
samyag-jnAna-prAptAv apy avaSyaM-bhAvinI-pravRttir
vA.n-manaH-kAyAnAm. labdha-vRtter karmaNo balIyastvAt, mukteShvAdi
pravRttivat. tena pakShe prAptaM jnAna-pravRtti-daurbalyaM. tasmAd
tyAga-vairAgyAdi-sAdhana-balAvalambena Atma-vijnAna-smRti-saMtatir
niyantavyA bhavati ...

The gist of the above quotation is, "even after the rise of right
knowledge (samyag-jnAna), due to the strong effect of prior karmA
(balIyastva), whose momentum is like that of a released arrow (mukta
iShu), and the relatively weakness of the newly acquired tendency
towards jnAna, it is necessary (niyantavyA) to maintain a steady
recollection of Self-knowledge (Atma-vijnAna-smRti-saMtati), assisted
by sAdhana-s like renunciation (tyAga), dispassion (vairAgya) and the

> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar


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